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Watch: AL wild-card game

The Astros' Cy Young candidate Dallas Keuchel goes against the Yankees' $155M man, Masahiro Tanaka. It's New York's first playoff game since 2012, and Houston's first since 2005. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Astros starter: Dallas Keuchel

  • 20-8 record, 2.48 ERA
  • Home record: 15-0; road record: 5-8
  • AL starter ranks: 1st in wins (20), 1st in innings (232), 2nd in ERA (2.48)
  • vs. NYY this season: 16 IP, 0 runs, 21 K's


Astros came from the very, very bottom

When watching the AL wild-card game tonight (8 p.m. ET on ESPN), keep in mind that between 2011 and 2013, Houston combined for a 162-324 record. But now the Astros are back in the postseason for the first time since 2005.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

You have to think umpiring crew chief Ted Barrett won't have trouble maintaining order tonight at Yankee Stafium. The 6-foot-4 Barrett boxed as an amateur super heavyweight and had a record of 36-6 with 20 KOs, according to the Eugene Register-Guard and worked out with George Foreman.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

For what it's worth, Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel is 1-2 with a 3.09 ERA with umpire Eric Cooper calling balls and strikes, with 23 strikeouts and 2 walks. Cooper has never worked a game behind the plate for Yankee starter Masahiro Tanaka. Stats courtesy of

Keuchel's road game isn't the same

Dallas Keuchel's Cy Young candidacy rests on his insane numbers at home. He was pedestrian on the road, which is where he'll be tonight vs. the Yankees (8 p.m. ET on ESPN).

Carlos Correa eats ice cream after each game (1:31)

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Correa=a young A-Rod? Astros manager A.J. Hinch is not a big fan of that comparison, or any, for that matter. "I heard Cal Ripken. I heard (Troy) Tulowitzki. I heard Jeter and A-Rod. All we've ever wanted him to be is Carlos Correa," Hinch said of his 21-year-old shortstop. "I don't expect him to do anything more than his best, and his best is really good. And whether that's going to below A-Rod's career, even to A-Rod's career, or exceed A-Rod's career is going to be played out over the next two decades."


Player to watch: Carlos Correa

The Astros made the rookie their starting shortstop in early June, and he responded by setting a franchise record for homers in a season by a SS (22). He can also get it done with the glove.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he is not without concerns, given that center fielder Carlos Gonez is not fully recovered from his strained intercostal muscle, but he still wanted him on his lineup card. Gomez will be hitting sixth. "He's bouncing around the clubhouse ready to play...This was the time to do it. I just told him to give us your best and we'll gauge where that is, but there's no doubt he can be an electrifying force."

Sport Science: Correa's hitting mechanics (1:53)
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4hAndrew Marchand

Ellsbury benched for Yankees' wild-card game

Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will not be in the starting lineup when his team takes on the Houston Astros in the American League wild-card game.

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Who is the top fantasy rookie?

In a loaded rookie class, one player stood out above the rest in terms of fantasy value. Was it Astros shortstop Carlos Correa? Fantasy awards (Insider)

Houston hoping for a miracle?

The Astros are the 7th team ever to make the postseason just two years after a 100-loss season. Only two of the previous six won the World Series, and it hasn't been done since the 1969 Miracle Mets.

Tony Gutierrez/AP

Keuchel the key for Astros

Dallas Keuchel has dominated the Yankees this season but his results on the road have suffered compared to his home numbers. Wild card numbers to know

Carlos Gomez expects to play wild-card game (0:51)
ESPN Chalk: Joe Peta on the AL wild card (1:39)
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Two Astros in mix for Olney's awards

Buster Olney is handing out hardware, and he has both Dallas Keuchel and Carlos Correa as top candidates for AL Cy Young and Rookie of the Year, respectively. Were either named the winner? Buster's blog (Insider)


Best of M&M: Seahawks, CC, MLB playoffs

Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic and Cris Carter discuss the Seahawks' MNF victory over the Lions and CC Sabathia's entrance to rehab. Plus, Buster Olney, John Smoltz and Jeff Daniels join the show.

Stephen A.: 'Yankees 5, Astros 4' (1:39)
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8hAndrew Marchand

Yankees take 3 catchers into wild-card game

The Yankees have decided to take a designated base stealer and a third catcher into Tuesday night's wild-card game against the Houston Astros.

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8hDavid Schoenfield

2015 MLB Playoffs: How far will the Astros go?

The Astros are young, but they have a competitive starting rotation, led by AL innings leader Dallas Keuchel, and a potent mix of speed and power.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25021st
On Base Percentage.31516th
Slugging Percentage.4372nd
Earned Run Average3.576th
Quality Starts945th

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